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STDs Soar In RI [VIDEO]

Sexually transmitted diseases are no joke, and they're making a strong comeback, next door, in Rhode Island. The state Department of Health says HIV rates in the state are up 33 percent from 2013 to 2014, gonorrhea cases are up 30 percent, and syphilis cases skyrocketed a whopping 79 percent! So what's behind the uptick in cases?

Officials say it's partly due to better testing, but that hookup apps such as Tinder are also to blame! In a statement the department writes, "High-risk behaviors include using social media to arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters

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Drinks Change Heart Structure

It's important to remember that alcohol is an indulgence, and a new study confirms that. Harvard Medical School researchers surveyed 4,466 people with an average age of 76 who also underwent heart scans

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Cut The Cord Later

Everybody wants their kid to be as smart as possible, but what if there was a way to boost your kid's intelligence right from birth? Researchers from the University of Sweden looked at a group of 263 children

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Battle Rope Fitness

Tired of dumbbells? You could throw a big rope around instead. Fox News reports "battle ropes," those large, heavy ropes that look like they could actually tether a ship to the shore, may be popping up soon in your local gym!

The ropes have long been used in training for sports like football, but have now gone mainstream

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Team Houli 2014
Team Houli 2014

Team Houli

I have decided to run the Falmouth Road Race in memory of my cousin Matthew Houlihan. He was a sophomore at Hamilton college when he passed in his sleep from an arrhythmia on October 3, 2000. This was just one month shy of his 20th birthday

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High Heels Step-Up Injuries

Are high heels a health hazard? High-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. You could say that injuries from high heels are on the rise! And we're not just talking about blisters!

In fact, the damages were severe enough that upon publication of the study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Injuries, the research team took the occasion to warn the public about appropriate footwear selection and awareness of one's surroundings

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Judge Approves Compensation Plan For Meningitis Victims

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $200 million plan to compensate victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

The money will be available to compensate the New England Compounding Center's creditors and victims who became ill or died as the result of receiving tainted steroid injections, under a plan approved Tuesday by a U

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Study: Many Sunscreens Don’t Offer Protection

Many popular sunscreens don't really work.  A new study shows 80 percent of the SPF products on the market don't offer the protection stated on the label.

The Environmental Working Group's 2015 sunscreen guide also noted questionable or unsafe ingredients in some of the more than 17-hundred products tested

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Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues
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Parents Deny Obesity In Own Kids

When researchers recently looked at data on how parents perceive their overweight young children, they learned that 94.9 percent believe the kids' size to be "just right." As startling and unsettling as that statistic may be, it had been shown before in smaller populations and wasn't the worst news out of the study

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Skin Cancer Selfie [VIDEO]

I have never been to a tanning salon, but I am a sun worshiper, which is just as bad. After learning about Tawny Willoughby's story on Good Morning America, I might never go outside without sunscreen ever again.

Willoughby is the 27-year-old mom featured in the video, warning others about the realit

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